Friday, November 19, 2021

FCC item

Again, things this week were busier than they appear below.  A number of applications were granted, but this is the only completely new filing this week:

Salem, Oregon: KZGD 1390:
OFF Nov. 5th, lost lease. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

FCC items

Corona, California: KWRM 1370:
Requests power reduction to 950 watts daytime, 230 watts night non-directional at the Chino, California airport at 33-58-10/117-38-00.

San Diego, California: KOGO 600:
Requests relocation to KGB-760 site at 32-50-33/117-01-33 & power increase to 9,000 watts daytime, 10,000 watts night, directional with same pattern at all hours.

Royal Palm Beach, Florida: WMEN 640:
Requests STA for reduced power of 5kw daytime while operating on backup transmitter.  (night power not affected)  Main transmitter damaged in fire.
STA granted.

Petoskey, Michigan: WOUF 750:
Calls changed from WARD.

Brooklyn, Nevada: NEW 1440:
Application for new station:
  • 14,000 watts daytime, 12-00-47N/01-00-56E which is near Nyapani, Burkina Faso.
  • 51,000 watts critical hours, 47-00-57N/47-00-57E which is near Vostok in Astrakahn, Russia.
  • 50,000 watts night, 47-00-59N/47-03-49E which is a few miles from the critical hours facility.
Application says Brooklyn, Nevada but the address is a building in Brooklyn, New York.
Burkina Faso & Russia need not worry; there is zero chance this application will be granted.
Amended to specify Brooklyn, New York.  No other changes, and this is still not grantable.

Kings Mountain, North Carolina: WDYT 1220:
OFF Nov. 1st, lightning damage.

Amery, Wisconsin: WXCE 1260:
OFF Nov. 11th, planning to convert to non-directional operation & must remove components at tower base. 

Friday, November 05, 2021

FCC items

Douglasville, Georgia: WDCY 1520:
Relocated to 33-45-49/84-41-21; power increased from 2,500/800 to 2,700/890.

Duluth, Minnesota: WQRM 850:
Requests STA to resume operations (after fire) at reduced power of 1kw.  
Gotta love that callsign!
STA granted.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WURD 900:
Requests power change to 1,060/125, directional daytime only; to shorten towers to address structural issues.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: KNWC 1270:
Requests STA to use night facilities during the day pending repair of rodent damage.

Houston, Texas: KILT 610:
Requests power reduction from 5,000 watts day & night to 4,000 daytime, 2,500 night, directional full time with two different patterns, at 29-59-35/95-28-21.  
To relocate to the KNTH-1070 site.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin: WFHR 1320:
Requests nighttime power reduction from 500 watts to 89 & to go non-directional.  Requests STA for same facilities pending permanent approval.

 

Friday, October 29, 2021

FCC items

Monterey, California: KIDD 630:
Granted reactivation of previous STA for 300 watts daytime, 250 night, non-directional; sharing the KNRY-1240 tower at 36-36-56/121-53-53.

Neon, Kentucky: WNKW 1480:
Requests STA for 1,000 watts daytime only to a 200-foot longwire at unspecified location.  Lost tower lease.
STA granted.
 
Jackson, Mississippi: WJDX 620:
Granted STA to operate non-directionally at night at 25% power pending antenna system repairs.

Fredericktown, Missouri: KYLS 1450:
OFF Oct. 25th, destroyed by tornado.

Kalispell, Montana: KGEZ 600:
Requests STA for 140 watts non-directional full time, 48-09-43/114-07-59; lost site.
STA granted.

Hot Springs, South Dakota: KZMX 580: 
OFF Oct. 16th, equipment malfunction.

Bonham, Texas: KFYN 1420:
Requests STA for 100 watts non-directional full time, 33-33-16/96-13-24; evicted from licensed site.
STA granted.

Friday, October 22, 2021

FCC item

This post is a bit misleading -- several items happened this week, but most involved implementation of changes that were reported earlier.  

New York, NY: WWRL 1600:
Granted STA for brief periods of non-directional operation at 25% power pending recalibration of directional antenna. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

FCC items

Phoenix, Arizona: KXEG 1280:
OFF Oct. 2nd, station in receivership.

Macon, Georgia: WUXL 1400:
Calls changed from WNEX.

Gooding, Idaho: KRXR 1480:
Requests move to KDIL-940 tower, 42-43-39/114-37-37; 5,000/80 ND.

Freeport, Illinois: WFRL 1570:
Requests STA for 3kw non-directional pending phasor repairs.
Modified STA for 1,250/125 non-directional.

Kokomo, Indiana: WIOU 1350:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night at 250 watts.  Flooding made directional operation impossible.
STA granted.
 
Deer Lodge, Montana: KBCK 1400:
OFF Aug. 8th, thunderstorm knocked transmitter out.

Terrytown, Nebraska: KOLT 690:
Requests daytime power increase from 1,000 watts to 1,100; night from 65 watts to 75; and site change to 41-51-50/103-42-24.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WKIX 850:
Calls changed back from WPTK.

Muskogee, Oklahoma: KBIX 1490:
Requests move to adjacent tower at same site & power increase from 450 watts to 1,000.  Station has proven ground conductivity as measured is less than in the FCC charts, making increased power possible without interference.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: WRDD 1480:
Calls changed from WEEO.

Wytheville, Virginia: WYVE 1280:
Requests power to 2,500/164 ND, 36-57-58/81-04-52.

Saturday, October 09, 2021

FCC items

Vienna, Georgia: WKTF 1550:
Granted daytime power increase from 1,000 watts to 10,000.  Night facilities unchanged.

Richmond, Kentukcy: WCBR 1110:
Requests daytime power increase from 250 watts to 340 & site change to 37-45-02/84-12-22.
Requests STA for 160 watts at same site pending approval of permanent move above.
STA granted

Livonia, Michigan: WCAR 1090:
OFF Oct. 1st; transmitter fire.

Graham, North Carolina: WSML 1200:
Requests relocation to the WPCM-920 site & power reduction to 4,600/8 non-directional.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WPTF 680:
Requests STA 50,000/10,000 ND, to allow installation of gear to share the towers with WKIX-850.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WKIX 850:
Requests STA 1,000/1,000 ND pending relocation to the WPTF-680 site.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania: WKGE 850:
Requests STA 2,500/2,500 ND; to operate non-directionally pending permission for permanent changes.

Columbia, South Carolina: WPCO 1230:
Granted STA for reduced power of 150 watts pending transmitter repairs.

Selmer, Tennessee; WDTM 1150:
Requests STA for 100 watts daytime only to 140' long wire 60' high, pending transmitter & tower replacement.  Granted.

Odessa, Texas; KFLB 920:
Requests STA for 50% power due to transmitter module failure.

Bassett, Virginia: WCBX 900:
Granted STA for reduced power of 100 watts pending tuning unit repairs.

Friday, October 01, 2021

FCC items

Denver, Colorado: KRKS 990:
Denver, Colorado: KBJD 1650: 
These stations share a tower; they wish to relocate the tower on their existing site.

Geneva, Illinois: WDYS 1480:
OFF Sept. 29th pending move to new site.

Peoria, Illinois: WOAM 1350:
OFF Sept. 24th, transmitter issues.

Terre Haute, Indiana: WPFR 1480:
OFF Sept. 21st, transmitter failure.

Alexandria, Louisiana: KDBS 1410:
Requests relocation to KSYL-970 site (31-19-36/92-29-23) and reduction in night power from 30 watts to 28.
Relocation granted.

Walkersville, Maryland: WDMV 700:
Requests installation of an additional tower & increase in power from 5,000 watts to 50,000.  (daytime only)

Muskogee, Oklahoma: KBIX 1490:
Requests STA for 450 watts to new tower, 54m (about 160') from the existing one.

Friday, September 24, 2021

FCC (and Mexican) items

Mexico City, CDMX: XEINFO 1560:
License canceled Nov. 26th, 2019; moved to FM.

Centerville, Indiana: WHON 930:
License canceled Sept. 21st.

Boston, Massachusetts: WILD 1090:
Requests relocation to the WJDA-1300 site at 42-15-35/70-58-34; and power reduction from 4,800 watts to 2,700.  (daytime only)

Ixtaqpan de la Sal, Edo. Mexico: XEXI 1400:
License canceled Aug. 10th, 2019; moved to FM.

Whitehall, Michigan: WLAW 1490:
Calls changed from WBBL.

Syracuse, New York: WSKO 1260:
Granted STA to operate non-directionally at night at 25% power (1,250 watts) pending repairs to antenna system.

Shallotte, North Carolina: WVCB 1410:
OFF Sept. 15th, transmitter failure.

Reynosa, Tamaulipas: XERI 810:
License canceled June 16th; moved to FM 102.9.



Friday, September 17, 2021

FCC items

Denver, Colorado: KLDC 1220:
Requests power increase from 660/11 non-directional to 1,000/12, directional daytime only, 39-39-29/105-00-51.  
Granted.  New coordinates are the KGNU-1390 tower.

Pompano Beach, Florida: WWNN 1470:
Requests removal of two towers from six-tower array & reduction of daytime power from 50,000 watts to 35,000.

Somonauk, Illinois: WDYS 1480:
Requests power reduction to 250/10 ND, 41-40-06/88-34-06; amendment to add night power.

Alexandria, Louisiana: KSYL 970:
Requests removal of nighttime directional antenna & reduction of night power to 120 watts.  Daytime facility not affected.
Removal granted.

Franklinton, Louisiana: WOMN 1110: (Aug. 29th)
New Orleans, Louisiana: WSHO 800: (Aug. 31st-Sept. 13th)
New Orleans, Louisiana: WYLD 940: (Aug. 30th-Sept. 2nd)
New Orleans, Louisiana: WODT 1280: (Aug. 30th)
New Orleans, Louisiana: WWWL 1350: (Sept. 1st-5th)
Columbia, Mississippi: WCJU 1450: (Aug. 31st-Sept. 3rd)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WHSY 950: (Aug. 31st-Sept. 3rd)
These stations were off due to Hurricane Ida.  (WOMN says Rita but I think that's a typo)  WOMN and WODT are still off as of Sept. 17th.  

Faribault, Minnesota: KDHL 920:
Power reduced to 3,300/1,000 DA-2.

Painesville, Ohio: WABQ 1460:
Granted STA to operate at reduced power of approximately 100 watts pending repairs to transmission system.

Eugene, Oregon: KOPB 1600: (and 1750:)
Requests STA to operate with spurious emission on 1750KHz that exceeds FCC specs.  (by 12dB daytime and 5dB nighttime)  Spur is the result of mixing with KEED-1450, so you may hear both stations' programming mixed on 1750.  

Bassett, Virginia: WCBX 900:
OFF Sept. 6th, unknown equipment malfunction.

Friday, September 10, 2021

FCC items

West Sacramento, California: KIFM 1320:
Requests move of night facility to existing day site & night power reduction from 5,000 watts to 620. 

Golden Meadow, Louisiana: KLEB 1600:
OFF Aug. 29th, major destruction by Hurricane Ida.  (although the tower is still standing)

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota: WMIN 1010:
Requests power increase to 2,500 watts daytime; 230 watts night; directional, different patterns day & night.

Tulsa, Oklahoma: KTSB 1170:
Calls changed from KFAQ.  I suppose it stands for "Sports Blitz" -- station slogan is "The Blitz".

Logan, Utah: KVNU 610:
Requests daytime power increase from 10,000 watts non-directional to 22,000 directional.  Night facilities unchanged.

Friday, September 03, 2021

FCC items

Wetumpka, Alabama: WRBZ 1250:
Requests relocation to WMGY-800 site at 34-24-49/86-17-25 & power reduction from 5,000/80 to 3,800/65.  Lease expiring at existing site.

Ulysses, Kansas: KULY 1420:
Requests STA 500/500 DA-1; to operate on night pattern full time.  Installation of K249FI translator antenna made it impossible to operate with day pattern.

Houma, Louisiana: KJIN 1490:
OFF Aug. 29th, utility power lost due to Hurricane Ida.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WSHO 800; WYLD 940; WODT 1280:
OFF Sept. 1st (WSHO), Aug. 30th (WYLD & WODT).
WODT possibly back on Sept. 1st?
Hurricane Ida.

Columbia, Mississippi: WCJU 1450:
OFF Sept. 1st, Hurricane Ida

Hattiesburg, Mississippi: WHSY 950:
OFF Sept. 1st, Hurricane Ida

Plattsburgh, New York: WJMP 1070:
Calls changed from WPLB

Raleigh, North Carolina: WKIX 850:
Calls changed back from WPTK

Maryville, Tennessee: WTLT 1120:
Calls changed from WJMP

Humble, Texas: KGOL 1180:
OFF Aug. 29th, site sold.

Longview, Washington: KEDO 1270 & KBAM 1400:
Swapped callsigns.  KBAM 1270 now KEDO, and KEDO 1400 now KBAM.

Friday, August 27, 2021

FCC items

Chattahoochee, Florida: WJXO 1580:
Calls changed from WTCL.

Coral Gables, Florida: WQOS 1080:
Requests STA 5,000/5,000 ND; to operate non-directionally at reduced power pending repairs to transmission lines damaged by local electric utility.
STA granted.

Muncie, Indiana: WNAP 990:
Calls changed from WJCF.

Traverse City, Michigan: WCCW 1310:
Requests STA 3,250/1,875 non-directional; forced to relocate, temporary facility at new site.  Granted.

Crane, Texas: KXOI 810:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night at reduced power of 125 watts.

Friday, August 20, 2021

FCC items

Holbrook, Arizona: KDJI 1270:
OFF Aug. 7th, studios flooded. 

Sweetwater, Florida: WXBN 880:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at reduced power of 1kw.  Literally told the FCC "WXBN has suffered from backhoe fade".  You can probably guess what that means, but this is the first time I've seen the term used in a formal filing.
STA granted.

Newnan, Georgia: WRZX 1400:
Calls changed from WCOH.

Chicago, Illinois: WXES 1110:
Calls changed from WMBI.

Bedford, Pennsylvania: WBFD 1310:
Requests daytime power reduction from 2,500 watts to 1,000.

Bedford, Pennsylvania: WRAX 1600:
Requests daytime power reduction from 5,000 watts to 1,000; nighttime reduction from 28 watts to 18; and relocation to the WBFD-1310 tower.

Ashland City, Tennessee: WNTC 790:
Calls changed from WCHQ.

Carrizo Springs, Texas: KBEN 1450:
OFF Aug. 23rd, economic reasons.

Childress, Texas: KCTX 1510:
Requests permanent relocation to the KCTX-FM 96.1 tower.  (it's already been there under Special Temporary Authority since 2019)

Middlebury, Vermont: WFAD 1490:
OFF Aug. 13th, tuning unit failure.

Madison, Wisconsin: WIBA 1310:
Requests daytime power reduction from 5,000 watts to 4,800; nighttime reduction from 5,000 watts to 1,400; and relocation to the WTSO-1070 array a few miles to the east.
Relocation granted.


Saturday, August 14, 2021

FCC items

Bentonville, Arkansas: KREB 1190:
Rogers, Arkansas: KFFK 1390:

Request STAs for 40 watts (KREB)/50 watts (KFFK) to a longwire antenna 50' long, 20' high at 36-23-17/94-11-35 pending relocation.  Site seems to be an existing tower on Tiger Blvd. and J Street.
STAs granted.
Stations went OFF Sept. 9th pending move to new site.

Wilmington, Delaware: WWTX 1290:
Requests STA to temporarily share on the WILM-1450 tower at 1.1kw pending replacement of WWTX's own tower.

Fort Walton Beach, Florida: WFDM 1400:
OFF Aug. 12th, lost tower.

Jupiter, Florida: WJBW 1000:
OFF July 21st, vandalism & delays in local permits for a more secure site.

Centerville, Indiana: WHON 930: 
OFF June 23rd, not economically viable & towers have been dismantled.
License canceled Sept. 21st.

Indianapolis, Indiana: WFNI 1070:
OFF Aug. 3rd, sold site.  
This site was a landmark along I-65 north of the city.  I drove past (twice) in late July and the towers were still standing.  They aren't anymore.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: KXZZ 1580:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at reduced power of ten watts to avoid running afoul of the off-over-a-year rule.  Station has been off since Hurricane Laura.

Adrian, Michigan: WABJ 1490:
OFF August 2nd, relocating studios.

Peralta, New Mexico: KVVD 1120:
Requests power to 1,000 watts daytime, non-directional, 34-51-25/106-41-33.
Granted.

Fulton, New York: WOSW 1300:
OFF July 15th, storm damage.

Rossford, Ohio: WPAY 1520:
OFF July 16th pending equipment upgrades.

Winchester, Virginia: WZFC 1400:
Requests STA for 800 watts non-directional sharing on a WXVA-610 tower at 39-07-26/78-12-44.
STA granted.



Friday, July 30, 2021

FCC items

Greenfield, Massachusetts: WIZZ 1520:
Requests relocation to the WHMQ-1240 tower at 42-35-20/72-37-03; go non-directional and reduce power from 10,000 watts to 1,000.  (daytime only) 

Butte, Montana: KBOW 550:
Relocated to 45-58-13/112-34-53.

Trenton, New Jersey: WNJE 920:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power due to thunderstorm damage.

Richmond, Virginia: WVNZ 1320:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at 300 watts, daytime only, from the WTOX-1480 tower at 37-40-56/77-33-50.  Lost licensed site.

Sunnyside, Washington: KDYM 1200:
Requests frequency change from 1230; daytime power increase to 10,000 watts; nighttime power reduction to 43, to remain non-directional.
Frequency change granted.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

FCC items

Fresno, California: KYNO 940:
Fresno, California: KFIG 1430:
Swapped callsigns - 940 from KFIG to KYNO; 1430 from KYNO to KFIG.

Long Beach, California: KFRN 1280:
Granted STA for 690 watts non-directional fulltime at 33-53-30/118-11-03.  To temporarily share on one of the KLTX-1390 towers.

Fort Myers, Florida: WZKO 1350:
Granted STA to operate at reduced daytime power of 250 watts (vs. licensed 2kw) pending antenna repairs.

Dalton, Georgia: WDAL 1430:
Requests daytime power reduction from 2,500 watts to 2,100; nighttime increase from 72 to 75; and move to 34-45-22/84-57-03.  To share on the WBLJ-1230 tower.
Request granted.

Laurel, Maryland: WACA 900:
Calls changed from WCLM.

Flint, Michigan: WWCK 1570:
OFF June 24th, transmitter failure.

Vinton, Virginia: WKBA 1550:
Granted STA 1,000 watts non-directional daytime only.  (vs. licensed 10kw)  Copper theft disabled directional antenna. 

Friday, July 16, 2021

FCC items

Doral, Florida: WRHC 1550:
Requests power reduction to 1,000 watts daytime, 100 watts night, directional with same pattern day and night.  To use two of WWFE-670's towers.  Application would also change the city from Coral Gables.

WRHC has been operating from WWFE's towers under Special Temporary Authority since Hurricane Andrew destroyed WRHC's own site in 1992.   

Valparaiso, Indiana: WAKE 1500: 
OFF July 15th, COVID-related financial issues & FM translator permit expired.  Station has permit to reduce power & move to Hobart.

Perry, Iowa: KDLS 1310:
Granted STA for 125 watts non-directional full time pending repairs to directional antenna.

Bangor, Maine: WZON 620:
Requests deletion of nighttime directional antenna (to go non-directional) and reduce night power to 620 watts.
Granted.

Wheaton, Maryland: WDON 1540:
Call letters changed back from WACA.  This station was last WDON in September 1981.

Fort Worth, Texas: KHVN 970:
Requests power reduction to 600 watts daytime, 240 watts night, non-directional.  32-48-36/97-07-25; to share on the KKGM-1630 tower.

Mission, Texas: KIRT 1580:
New Boston, Texas: KLBW 1530:
Odessa, Texas: KOZA 1230:
All three stations failed to file their renewal applications on time, by April 1st.  Their licenses will expire August 1st if late renewals aren't filed by then.

Friday, July 09, 2021

FCC items

Paducah, Kentucky: WDXR 1450:
Requests STA for 25 watts non-directional, 37-05-55/88-37-19; 170' long wire approximately 25' high, pending tower repairs.  Looks like the temporary site is an FM tower on North 8th Street.

Horseheads, New York: WPGO 820:
Calls changed from WMTT.

Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania: WGMM 1460:
Calls changed from WZMF.

Winchester, Virginia: WZFC 1400:
Calls changed from WINC.

Monday, June 28, 2021

FCC items

Bainbridge, Georgia: WMGR 930: 
Requests STA to operate daytime only.  Technical problems with nighttime antenna, financially difficult to repair. 

St. Marys, Georgia: WWIO 1190:
OFF May 25th pending transmitter repairs.

Providence, Rhode Island: WPVD 1290:
Requests conversion to non-directional, reducing daytime power from 10,000 watts to 400 and nighttime from 10,000 to 16.
Technical changes granted.

Kirkland, Washington: KARR 1460:
OFF June 10th, refinancing.


Friday, June 18, 2021

FCC items

Birmingham, Alabama: WAYE 1220:
Requests move to 33-28-37/86-53-00, sharing the WJLD-1400 tower. 
Move granted.

Fayetteville, Arkansas: KPBI 1250:
Calls changed from KRRD.

Agana, Guam: KICH 630:
Calls changed from KUAM.

Geneva, Illinois: WDYS 1480:
Calls changed from WSPY

Havre de Grace, Maryland: WHGM 1330:
Requests power reduction to 3,890 watts daytime/18 watts night; amendment to reduce night power.

Mineola, New York: WJDM 1520:
Call change from WTHE.

Wilmington, North Carolina: WLSG 1340:
Requests relocation to 34-16-03/77-55-03, approx. 5km northeast of existing site.
Relocation granted.

Galveston, Texas: KGBC 1540:
Requests removal of two worn out towers; increase daytime power from 2,500 watts to 3,600; and reduce nighttime power form 250 watts to 185.

East Highland Park, Virginia: WVNZ 1320:
Requests relocation to WBTL-1450/WULT-1540 tower at 37-32-40/77-20-46; reduce daytime power to 720 watts & nighttime to 14; and change city from Richmond.

Friday, June 11, 2021

FCC items

Brewton, Alabama: WEBJ 1240:
OFF June 9th, lost site.

Payson, Arizona: KMOG 1420:
Requests daytime power increase from 2,500 watts to 3,000.  Night power not changed.

Monterey, California: KNBI 1240:
Requests STA for temporary site (a parking lot at Broadway & Hillsdale), 250 watts non-directional fulltime.  Granted.

De Funiak Springs, Florida: WDSP 1280:
OFF June 9th, lost site.

Elberton, Georgia: WHTD 1400:
OFF June 4th pending move to Clayton.

Gardiner, Maine: WHTP 1280:
Requests power reduction from 5,000 watts daytime to 250, and from 5,000 watts nighttime to 40.  Remove directional antenna.
Reduction granted & power reduced.

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota: KMNQ 1470:
Granted STA for reduced power of 3,500 watts pending transmitter repairs.

Canton, Mississippi: WONG 1150:
OFF June 8th, transmitter burned.

New York, New York: WFME 1560:
Requests STA 12,500 watts day & night, non-directional, using a slant-wire feed to the side of the WNSH-94.7/WFMU-91.1 tower in East Orange, New Jersey.  WFME once owned 94.7 FM and still owns the tower.  
Filed for new STA specifying 1,000 watts instead of 12,500.
1,000-watt STA granted; station reported back on the air with these facilities.

West Fargo, North Dakota: KFNW 1200:
Granted STA for 10,000 watts daytime/3,250 watts nighttime, non-directional, using one tower at current site while remaining towers & equipment are moved to new site.

Grand Coulee, Washington: KEYG 1490:
OFF June 3rd, 66-year-old tower is threatening to fall.

New Holstein, Wisconsin: WLAK 1520:
Requests frequency change from 1530 and power increase from 350 watts to 550.  To remain non-directional, daytime only, at existing site.  Made possible by power reduction at WGKB-1510 Waukesha.
Frequency change granted & frequency changed.

Waukesha, Wisconsin: WGKB 1510:
Power reduced to 250 watts non-directional, daytime only.
 

Saturday, June 05, 2021

FCC items

Montgomery, Alabama: WLWI 1440:
Granted STA for unspecified reduced night power due to vandalism.

Tolleson, Arizona: KXXT 1010:
Requests relocation to KPXQ-1360 site, 33-30-28/112-13-01; increase day power from 15kw to 23kw and night power from 250 watts to 300.

Monticello, Mississippi: WMLC 1270:
OFF May 23rd, transmitter struck by lightning.

Portales, New Mexico: KSEL 1450:
OFF May 25th, unknown reasons.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

FCC items

Jacksonville, Florida: WJNJ 1320:
Requests removal of directional antenna; reduction of daytime power from 50,000 watts to 5,000, and of night power from 5,000 watts to 80; and relocation to the site soon to be left by WZAZ-1400.  (WZAZ, in turn, has a permit to relocate elsewhere)
Move granted.
Requests modification of permit to specify 16,000 watts daytime.

Somonauk, Illinois: WDYS 1480:
Requests modification of permit to move from Geneva to add nighttime operation at 140 watts.  Permit was granted as daytime only.

Cortland, Ohio: WKTX 840:
Granted STA to operate at 10 watts non-directional daytime only; transmitter failure.

Easton, Pennsylvania: WEEX 1230:
WEEX has a permit to drop its daytime-only directional antenna and increase daytime power from 840 watts to 1,000.  It requests STA to operate non-directionally daytime at temporarily reduced power of 320 watts.
STA granted.


Friday, May 21, 2021

FCC items

Geneva, Illinois: WDYS 1480:
Requests Special Temporary Authority to operate at 250 watts non-directional daytime only at permitted site 41-40-06/88-34-06; to conduct field measurements to verify ground conductivity.

Greenville, North Carolina: WNCT 1070:
Granted removal of directional antenna, reducing daytime power from 50,000 watts to 5,000 and nighttime from 10,000 watts to 13.

Allentown, Pennsylvania: WAEB 790:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power (or such higher power as will keep field strength within licensed values) during antenna work.
STA granted.

Greer, South Carolina: WPJM 800:
Requests relocation 5km to the east (34-56-55/82-11-26, Christian Fellowship Church on Valentine Lane) & increase nighttime power from 438 watts to 530.

Amended to nighttime power of 500 watts and change new site to Blackwell Road & East Poinsett St..  (34-56-09/82-11-36)  Previously lost licensed site, and now lost first requested new site.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: WORD 950:
Granted removal of directional antenna, reducing nighttime power from 5,000 watts to 65.  Daytime power remains 5,000 watts non-directional.

Hondo, Texas: KCWM 1460:
OFF April 28th, tornado destroyed transmitter building & tower.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

FCC items

Barstow, California: KKZI 1310:
Requests STA for 100 watts non-directional fulltime, 34-53-50/116-43-16.  Temporary site near the airport, lost lease.   
STA granted.

Savannah, Georgia: WSOK 1230:
Granted relocation to 32-04-13/81-04-42.

Bowling Green, Ohio: WJYM 730:
OFF April 13th, tower work.

Toledo, Ohio: WWYC 1560:
Requests reduction of daytime power from 1,500 watts to 1,000.  No changes to night facility.
Granted

Reedsport, Oregon: KDUN 1030:
OFF Dec. 1st, lost Internet feed.

Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania: WEJS 1600:
Requests STA for night facilities full-time.  (20 watts non-directional)  Switching system has failed.  Granted.

Hampton, South Carolina: WHGS 1270:
OFF May 1st, financial issues.

Nashville, Tennessee: WFCN 1200:
Requests reduction of (daytime only) power to 2kw.
Granted & reduced.

West Lake Hills, Texas: KTXZ 1560:
Requests STA to operate non-directional at 25% power.  (625 watts full time)  Copper theft left directional array unusable.
Granted.

Friday, May 07, 2021

FCC items

Orange, California: KLAA 830:
Granted STA 5,000 ND; to use daytime facilities at night.  Copper thieves stole power & control cables & station cannot switch patterns. 

San Bernardino, California: KEZY 1240:
Requests power reduction from 1,000 watts to 700 & relocation to the KTIE-590 site, 34-04-20/117-17-55.
Reduction granted.

Franklinton, Louisiana: WOMN 1110:
Requests power reduction to 15,000 watts non-directional daytime & relocation to 30-44-13/90-12-04.  (WUUU-FM tower)
Move granted.

Ocean City, New Jersey: WWAC 1020:
Calls changed from WIBG.

Portales, New Mexico: KSEL 1450:
Requests STA to operate at reduced power of 400 watts pending antenna repairs.

Claremont, North Carolina: WCXN 1170:
OFF Apr. 1st, tower damage.

Digby, Nova Scotia: CKDY 1420:
Requests move to 99.7 FM.  Already has low-power relay on this frequency, requests permission for full power operation on FM.  

Charleston, West Virginia: WBES 950:
Requests deletion of nighttime directional facility - to operate 5,000 watts non-directional daytime only.
Granted.

Friday, April 30, 2021

FCC items

Cave Creek, Arizona: KFNX 1100:
Granted STA for 1,000 watts fulltime.  50kw day transmitter damaged by fire. 

San Francisco, California: KTRB 860:
Requests relocation of nighttime facility to daytime site, 32km west of existing night facility; and to reduce night power to 6kw.  No commercial power available at night site, and generator operation is prohibitively expensive.
Granted.

Miami, Florida: WIOD 610:
Requests STA to operate on day pattern at night, with power reduced as required to keep nulls within limits.
STA dismissed, station has been able to return to licensed parameters.

Newnan, Georgia: WCOH 1400:
Requests STA for temporary long wire antenna, 36m long & sloping from 31m at one end, down to 3m at the other end.  Granted.

Decatur, Indiana: WJZI 1540:
OFF Dec. 4th pending location of permanent site.

Rockville, Maryland: WLXE 1600:
Requests deletion of nighttime directional antenna & night power reduction to 9 watts.
Granted.

Sauk Rapids, Minnesota: WMIN 1010:
Requests STA 425/60 ND during rebuild of phasing system.  Granted.

Bozeman, Montana: KBOZ 1090:
Granted STA 1,250/1,250 ND to prevent running afoul of the off-over-a-year rule.

Carlsbad, New Mexico: KCCC 930:
OFF Jan. 11th, economic effects of COVID.

Greenville, North Carolina: WNCT 1070:
Requests STA for reduced power of 5kw day & night.  50kw transmitter failure.  Granted.

Lake Oswego, Oregon: KDZR 1640:
Requests site change to 45-28-38/122-45-05.
Granted.  This is the KPDQ-800 site.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: WNWR 1540:
Requests STA 1,200 ND-D; to operate with critical hours facility during the day pending construction of newly authorized facilities.

West Valley City, Utah: KMRI 1550:
Returned to the air with temporary facilities Mar. 16th but went back off on the 17th pending sale.

Friday, April 16, 2021

FCC items

Barstow, California: KKZI 1310:
Calls changed from KIQQ. 

Corona, California: KWRM 1370:
OFF Mar. 31st pending location of better temporary facility.

Ontario, California: KSPA 1510:
Requests STA for 10 watts non-directional full time, 37-04-00/117-40-10; temporary site atop building at 325 N. Mountain Ave.; will use a 4m antenna atop a 4.5m building - basically, a travelers' information station.  Lost licensed site.

Loveland, Colorado: KXJJ 1570:
Calls changed from KVAM.

Montrose, Colorado: KUBC 580:
Requests STA for 250 watts non-directional at night pending repairs from brush fire.  Granted.

Hamden, Connecticut: WATX 1220:
Requests STA for temporary site with emergency long wire antenna, 58m long & 6m above ground at 41-22-40/72-57-05; 250 watts day, 76 watts night.  (Nadeau Farm west of Augerville)  Granted.

Sweetwater, Florida: WXBN 880:
Calls changed from WZAB.

Algona, Iowa: KLGZ 1600:
OFF April 1st pending transmitter replacement.

New Orleans, Louisiana: WLNO 1060:
Requests STA 5,000/70 ND, 29-52-46/89-59-51; lost six towers in storm.

Havre de Grace, Maryland: WHGM 1330:
Requests nighttime power reduction from 500 watts to 23, non-directional; to remove nighttime directional antenna.

Peralta, New Mexico: KVVD 1120:
Calls assigned for new station.

Siler City, North Carolina: WNCA 1570:
Site changed to 35-44-00/79-29-03.

Norristown, Pennsylvania: WNAP 1110:
License canceled April 15th.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WNZE 1400:
Site changed to 36-30-57/87-20-05 (sharing on WKFN-540)

Fox Farm, Wyoming: KVAM 1630:
Calls changed from KRND.

Friday, April 09, 2021

FCC items

Phoenix, Arizona: KXEG 1280:

Granted STA for emergency ¼ wave (195’) end-fed wire antenna, 625 watts daytime only, 33-22-36/112-

18-37. (parking lot of Phoenix Raceway, Avondale)


Indianapolis, Indiana: WNDE 1260:

Granted STA for 25% night power non-directional, or a higher power that doesn’t exceed authorized field 

in any direction.


Indian Head, Maryland: WWGB 1030:

Granted STA for reduced power of 20kw pending transmitter repairs.


Hillsboro, Oregon: KUIK 1360:

OFF Apr. 12th pending transmitter repairs.


Portland, Oregon: KKPZ 1330:

OFF Apr. 30th pending sale.


Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: WHYF 720:

Requests power increase from 2,000 watts to 2,500 and move roughly seven miles west to 40-18-12/76-

57-13. Lost existing site; will share one of the WHP-580/WXPA-850 towers.

Power increase & site change granted.

Friday, April 02, 2021

FCC items

Opp, Alabama: WOPP 1290:
OFF Mar. 22nd, antenna system issues.

Barstow, California: KIQQ 1310:
OFF Mar. 24th, lost site.

Marysville, California: KMYC 1410:
Requests STA 1,000/250 ND pending antenna system repairs.

Sylvester, Georgia: WSYL 1490:
License surrendered for cancelation Mar. 10th.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri: KZIM 960:
Requests STA for 125 watts non-directional at night pending antenna repairs.  Coax cables cut in apparent theft attempt.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina: WLLQ 1530:
Granted STA for reduced power of 300 watts pending transmitter repairs.

Greensboro, North Carolina: WEAL 1510:
OFF Mar. 22nd pending completion of facilities for WEAL-1510, WPET-950, and WKEW-1400 to share a common tower.

Vega Baja, Puerto Rico: WEGA 1350:
Requests power reduction to 360 watts daytime, 2,200 watts night, DA-2.

Jonesborough, Tennessee: WKTP 1590:
Has removed three towers, going non-directional & reducing power from 5,000 watts to 2,500 day, 37 night.

Nashville, Tennessee: WFCN 1200:
Granted STA for reduced power of 1,000 watts pending transmitter repairs.

Portsmouth, Virginia: WGPL 1350:
Requests STA for 1,000/260 ND, 36-51-39/76-21-13; temporary site, lost licensed site.

St. Albans, West Virginia: WJYP 1300:
OFF Mar. 24th, transmitter destroyed in flood.

Friday, March 26, 2021

FCC items

Carrville, Alabama: WALQ 1130:
OFF Mar. 21st, transmitter damaged in storm. 

Pensacola, Florida: WCOA 1370:
Requests permission to shorten towers & reduce night power from 5kw to 4kw; granted.

Fort Wayne, Indiana: WGL 1250:
Requests STA for 25% power (580/250 ND), sharing on the WIOE-1450 tower.  Lost site.

Toledo, Ohio: WWYC 1560:
Requests STA for reduced power of 80 watts due to transmitter failure.

Atlantic Beach, South Carolina: WMIR 1200:
Calls changed back from WJXY.

Friday, March 19, 2021

FCC items

Agana, Guam: KUAM 630:
Requests STA for 2.5kw, 13-20-27/144-39-04E.  Lost lease.  To use temporary "sloper" wire antenna on one of the KSDA shortwave towers. 

Elmhurst, Illinois: WCKG 1530:
Requests STA 190 watts non-directional daytime only, 41-52-03/87-55-07.  Emergency 43m end-fed wire and 25% power.  Illinois Tollway exercised eminent domain & took their site.  
Granted.
Requests amendment of above STA.  Tower #1 of two-tower array was removed, but tower #2 is still standing.  Station wishes to use that tower instead of the 43m wire mentioned above.
STA amendment granted.

Kent, Washington: KKDZ 1250:
Requests site change to use former KMIA-1210 night site at 47-18-00/122-11-23 full-time & change city from Seattle.

Friday, March 12, 2021

FCC items

Valley Head, Alabama: WQRX 870:
Granted STA; to operate at reduced power of 4kw pending delivery of new transmitter. 

Corona, California: KWRM 1370: 
Requests STA for temporary facility, 10 watts to 6m pole at 33-49-01/117-30-29.  Lost site.

Stockton, California: KWSX 1280:
Requests STA for non-directional operation at 25% power, or such higher power as doesn't exceed authorized radiation in any direction.  Cabling to tower #3 has failed.

North Fort Myers, Florida: WBCN 770:
Calls changed from WJBX.

Watertown, Minnesota: KPNP 1600:
Renewal not filed on time.  Due Dec. 1st, 2020 for a license expiring on April 1st, 2021; application not on file by Mar. 11th.

Charlotte, North Carolina: WJBX 1660:
Calls changed from WBCN.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WQDR 570:
Calls changed from WPLW

Kittanning, Pennsylvania: WKFO 1380:
Calls changed from WTYM

Ashland City, Tennessee: WCHQ 790:
Calls changed from WVWZ

Port Arthur, Texas: KOLE 1340:
OFF Feb. 19th, transmitter failure.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
Requests STA to operate daytime only pending antenna repairs.

Richmond, Virginia: WFTH 1590:
Granted nighttime power increase from 19 watts to 24.  Daytime remains unchanged.

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Mobile, Alabama: WNTM 710:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night with 25% power due to antenna control system failure.  Might use higher power if possible without exceeding authorized field strength in any direction. 

Sweetwater, Florida: WXBN 880:
Calls changed from WZAB.

Douglas, Georgia: WDMG 860:
Requests reduction of daytime power from 5,000 watts to 1,000; of nighttime power from 5,000 watts to 28; and to go non-directional at night.  Station has been operating at 400 watts fulltime under STA.
Changes granted.

Blackfoot, Idaho: KEII 690:
OFF Feb. 25th, transmitter failure.

Cicero, Illinois: WRLL 1450:
Requests permission to operate fulltime, taking over the hours of timeshare partner WCEV.  WCEV has been off since Jan. 20th, 2020 - which means under the law, its license expired on Jan. 20th, 2021.  WCEV's hours were 1pm-10pm weekdays; 1pm-8:30pm Saturdays; and 5am-10pm Sundays.  WRLL operates the remaining hours.
Strangely, while the two stations shared both a frequency and a tower, they appear to use separate transmitters.  WRLL's engineering exhibit includes two photos of space inside a building where it appears a transmitter was removed.  (a feedline is dangling from the ceiling; a power cord and audio cable lie on the floor)  Adjacent to the abandoned space is what appears to be the WRLL transmitter - a rather old unit of appropriate size for 1kw, with a sheet taped to the front that appears to show WRLL's authorized hours.
Most timesharing groups I'm aware of either shared the same transmitter, or broadcast from different sites.

Lewisville, North Carolina: WSGH 1040:
OFF Mar. 1st, time brokerage agreement terminated.

Sapulpa, Oklahoma: KYAL 1550:
Requests STA for 625 watts daytime/22 watts night pending repairs to damage caused by copper thieves.

Norristown, Pennsylvania: WNAP 1110:
OFF Mar. 1st, site sold.

Amarillo, Texas: KDJW 1010:
Amarillo, Texas: KTNZ 1360:
Stations have swapped callsigns - 1010 from KTNZ to KDJW, 1360 from KDJW to KTNZ.

Kenova, West Virginia: WZWB 1420:
Requests STA to operate non-directionally at night with 25% power due to feedline damage.  Might use higher power if possible without exceeding authorized field strength in any direction. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

FCC items

Gilroy, California: KAZA 1290:
Power reduced from 5,000/88 to 1,500/19; relocated site.

Orlando, Florida: WTLN 990:
Granted STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power due to directional antenna failure.

Terre Haute, Indiana: WPFR 1480:
Requests STA 250/250 ND pending repairs to antenna system; granted.

Golden Meadow, Louisiana: KLEB 1600:
Requests removal of directional antenna & power reduction from 5,000/250 DA-2 to 720/60 ND.
Granted.

Parsippany, New Jersey: WXMC 1310:
Granted STA to operate at 25% power non-directional due to storm damage.

Horseheads, New York: WLNL 1000:
OFF March 1st, financial difficulties.

New York City: WFME 1560:
OFF Feb. 12th, sold site.  Will return from new site.
 

Friday, February 19, 2021

FCC items

Athens, Alabama: WVNN 770:
Requests permission to delete 250-watt directional nighttime facility (at alternate location) and correct daytime coordinates to 34-45-02/86-47-58.
Granted.
And implemented.  WVNN has ceased nighttime operations.  It's carried fulltime on FM translator W254DM-98.7.

Orlando, Florida: WTLN 990:
Granted STA to operate non-directionally at 25% power pending antenna system repairs.

Bangor, Maine: WTOS 910:
Gone non-directional at night with 210 watts.  Day facilities unchanged.

Manchester, New Hampshire: WFEA 1370:
Requests STA to operate at reduced daytime power of 4.1kw (vs. licensed 5kw) pending readjustment of out-of-tolerance directional antenna system.  Granted. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

FCC items

St. Louis, Missouri: KXEN 1010:
Requests power reduction to 160 watts daytime/14 watts night, 38-38-09/90-11-45.  Appears to be the KDNL-TV 30 studio-transmitter link tower at 13th & Cole Sts. downtown. 

Moriarty, New Mexico: KEMR 1080:
Requests frequency change from 1090 Milan, 2,500 watts daytime only, 35-00-33/105-54-59; amendment from 400 watts.
Granted, and implemented.

Graham, North Carolina: WSML 1200:
Requests STA 5,000 watts non-directional daytime only; suspending nighttime operations until permit to move to new site can be implemented.  Granted.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WQDR 570:
Calls changed back from WPLW.

Raleigh, North Carolina: WPTF 680:
Requests STA for 10,000 watts non-directional fulltime pending repairs to transmitter & antenna.  Granted.

Clarksburg, West Virginia: WXKX 1340:
Requests power reduction to 760 watts non-directional, 39-17-21/80-18-55.

Friday, February 05, 2021

FCC items

Hope, Arkansas: KXAR 1490; Prescott, Arkansas: KTPA 1370:
OFF Feb. 5th until storm damage can be repaired. 

Siloam Springs, Arkansas: KUOA 1290:
OFF Jan. 31st pending construction of new studios.

Jacksonville, Florida: WNNR 970:
Granted STA for 25% power non-directional pending repairs to second tower destroyed by Hurricane Irma.

Pompano Beach, Florida: WHSR 980:
OFF Feb. 2nd pending move to new site.

Winter Haven, Florida: WSIR 1490:
OFF Feb. 1st, station being sold.

Smyrna, Georgia: WAZX 1550:
OFF Jan. 28th, COVID.

Caldwell, Idaho: KCID 1490:
Moved to 43-39-57/116-38-01.

Augusta, Maine: WMDR 1340:
OFF Jan. 19th, audio bleedover into WWWA-95.3 studio-transmitter link.

Everett, Massachusetts: WKOX 1430:
Granted power reduction to 2,500/26 ND, 42-26-09/70-59-35; to share on the WROL-950 tower.
Power reduced.

Greenville, North Carolina: WNCT 1070:
Requests to go non-directional full time and reduce day power from 50kw to 5kw and night power from 10kw to 13 watts.

Kittanning, Pennsylvania: WKFO 1380:
Calls changed from WTYM.

York, Pennsylvania: WSBA 910:
Requests STA to operate at 25% power at night (250 watts) pending repair of antenna array.  Daytime facility unaffected.  STA granted.

Burleson, Texas: KCLE 1460:
Vancouver, Washington: KKOV 1550:
OFF Jan. 28th, COVID.

Friday, January 29, 2021

FCC items

South Lake Tahoe, California: KTHO 590:
Requests STA for 100 watts non-directional to long-wire at least 20 feet long and no more than 50 feet high at 38-56-23/119-57-21.  (seems rather small, especially for 590KHz!)  Lost site. 

Honolulu, Hawaii: KPRP 650: 
OFF Jan. 17th, transmitter failed and parts are difficult to find.

Houston, Texas: KXYZ 1320:
Requests power to 8,400/2,800 DA-1, 29-54-56/95-27-42; to share on KBME-790 towers.

Burlington, Vermont: WCAT 1390:
Request to go non-directional at night & reduce night power to 60 watts.


Friday, January 22, 2021

FCC items

Marco Island, Florida: WCNZ 1660:
OFF Jan. 10th.  Transmitter building destroyed by fire a year ago.  It operated for one day under Special Temporary Authority for 1,000 watts, but it must remove the temporary transmitter in order to build a permanent facility.

Bozeman, Montana: KYWL 1480:
Requests frequency change from 1490, daytime power increase to 3,000 watts, nighttime power decrease to 150 watts, and site change to 45-46-15/111-13-26.  (an existing tower in Belgrade, Mont., although I can't find any broadcast station licensed to that site)

Los Alamos, New Mexico: KRSN 1490:
OFF Oct. 31st; lost advertisers due to COVID-19.

Sand Springs, Oklahoma: KJMU 1340:
OFF Oct. 1st; lost programming source due to COVID-19.

Hamilton, Texas: KCLW 900:
OFF Jan. 10th; moisture damage to transmitter.

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The following stations' applications have been granted and/or implemented:

WHON 930 Centerville, Indiana
KEYS 1440 Corpus Christi, Texas

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Friday, January 15, 2021

FCC & CRTC items

Oildale, California: KGSV 660:
OFF Jan. 11th, lost lease.

Egypt Lake, Florida: WMGG 1470:
Converted to digital-only mode.

Agana, Guam: KVOG 1530:
OFF (again) Jan. 6th pending renovation of site.

Toronto, Ontario: CHHA 1610:
Granted power increase to 10kw.

Lansdale, Pennsylvania: WNPV 1440:
Requests STA 124/22 ND pending a decision on a permanent facility. 
Requests permanent facility: 250/23 ND, deleting directional antenna.

Spartanburg, South Carolina: WORD 950:
Requests nighttime power reduction from 5,000 watts to 65 & to go non-directional.

Clarksville, Tennessee: WNZE 1400: 
OFF Jan. 12th, reason not given.

Friday, January 08, 2021

FCC items

Numerous previously-requested changes have been granted, and previously-granted changes are on the air.  

Niagara Falls, New York: WEBR 1440:
Site changed to an adjacent property at 43-04-52/79-00-59.

Charlotte, North Carolina: WBCN 1660:
OFF Dec. 31st, lost site.